On January 10, 2012, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and MOCPS presented to an audience of over 800 health care providers nationwide participating in the On the CUSP: Stop BSI collaborative. The topic of the presentation was “Coordinating Multiple Quality Improvement Initiatives,” in which MOCPS showcased its People, Priorities & Learning Together (PPLT) initiative, and OMC showcased its successes in implementing the programs offered in the PPLT initiative.
MOCPS is pleased to announce that Primaris, the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the state of Missouri, has asked us to lead the Basics of Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) training program for seven hospitals as part of a CAUTI training project. We are honored that Primaris has recognized our expertise with CUSP and success in working with hospitals to implement it successfully. The Basics of CUSP is part of the Center’s People, Priorities and Learning Together initiative.
The MOCPS Press Release, 13 Missouri Hospitals Target Increased Patient Safety with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s CUSP Teamwork & Communications project was recently, featured in the Aug. – Oct., 2011, edition of the Missouri Board of Nursing newsletter, which goes to all nurses licensed in Missouri! Thanks very much to the Board
13 Missouri Hospitals Target Increased Patient Safety with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s CUSP Teamwork & Communications Tools
Jefferson City, Missouri – July 21, 2011 — As part of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s initiative, People, Priorities & Learning Together, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched in June, 2011, to increase patient safety and eliminate medical errors by improving communication and coordination of care at the bedside.
Jefferson City, Missouri – July 7, 2011 – Twenty-five percent of hospital inpatients have an indwelling urinary catheter at some point during their hospitalization. Each day, these patients have an estimated 5% risk of developing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, or CAUTI. This risk is multiplied each day the catheter remains in use. CAUTI is the most common type of hospital-acquired infection, HAI, in U.S. hospitals equaling 40% of all HAIs.
As part of MOCPS’ People, Priorities & Learning Together initiative, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched this month, to increase patient safety at the bedside by improving communication and hand-offs at the bedside!
Pride in our work! We think it really shows in our recently published report: 5 Years of Progress–2010.
Safety improvement involves everyone who drives the delivery of health care, and many have established important partnerships with the Center. Together, in just five years, we established the Center as a leader in PSO services, working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes, efficiently learn valuable information from those mistakes, and take actions aimed at prevention. Read More